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adjective as in hiding

noun as in suppression

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In 1916 the Easter Rising had been suppressed within a week, but in the hostile years that followed, the rebels’ goal of Irish independence gained widespread — and violently contested — support.

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If they censor, if they try to suppress any misinformation, they’re accused of bias.

DeepCT assigns a higher weight to important terms and suppresses low importance or off-topic terms in the passage.

Long lines at the polls might be caused by bandwidth issues with online check-in systems, rather than deliberate efforts to suppress voters.

Withdrawal from cocaine is associated with changes in the readout of hundreds of genes involved in rewiring neural circuits and altering synaptic connections, but in the rats whose dopaminylation was prevented, these changes were suppressed.

Unfortunately, that means suppressing fire or cutting down all the pretty uninfected trees can cause mistletoe outbreaks.

A secular police state well practiced in suppressing internal challenges.

People who are constantly suppressing the urge to make the most obscene, offensive jokes that spring to mind.

Instead of suppressing turnout, the law seemed to spur people to go to the polls.

Plus, he crafted the Lyons-Seward Treaty, joining the U.S and Great Britain in suppressing the international slave trade.

And who could have been the bridegroom except the one interested in suppressing Molly's secret, whatever it might be?

"My room has three windows in the daytime," said Anderson, with difficulty suppressing a nervous laugh.

Susan Simpson strolled sedately,Stifling sobs, suppressing sighs.

He had often said she was the only woman he could talk to without suppressing a yawn.

This negative, this suppressing character of attention is not a chance by-product, it is most essential.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to suppressing, such as: null, covering, masking, screening, veiling, and going underground.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.